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-4 in SW Arkansas with no electricity
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: February 16, 2021 08:25AM
We do have a fireplace.
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Re: -4 in SW Arkansas with no electricity
Posted by: mikebw
Date: February 16, 2021 08:30AM
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Dennis S
We do have a fireplace.

Good thing, and hopefully you get power back soon!

I had a real issue with our wood burning stove here in MD, where the exhaust pipe outside was coated in ice from freezing rain, so the air inside didn't warm up like it usually does and that meant the smoke from the stove moved into the house instead of going up!
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Re: -4 in SW Arkansas with no electricity
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: February 16, 2021 08:43AM
Is SWEPCO part of the Texas grid, or did ice bring down a distribution line?
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Re: -4 in SW Arkansas with no electricity
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: February 16, 2021 08:54AM
SWEPCO is not part of Texas. We're north of Texarkana and haven't had sleet yet, just 8" of snow. The house we are at (my sister's) is on REA.
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Re: -4 in SW Arkansas with no electricity
Posted by: mattkime
Date: February 16, 2021 09:30AM
Very sorry to hear. Why I like to laugh at how some parts of the county respond to cold, not having heat is serious. I hope everyone gets through this well with minimal pain.



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Re: -4 in SW Arkansas with no electricity
Posted by: jims
Date: February 16, 2021 09:31AM
Rolling power outages in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.

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Re: -4 in SW Arkansas with no electricity
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 16, 2021 09:56AM
You have my sympathy and empathy. We have been without power for 30 hours but it’s 30° so we are much better off. Also, we are staying with our son who has power! Texas, BTW.

BUT, we have no water which is not cool. The whole city of 100k is without water. We haven’t heard why there is no water unless the pumps are out which would reflect very poorly on the city and emergency management which could have gotten portable power. No water, everything shuts down! Fortunately we can drive to an area with power and water. Also, my son’s mother-in-law, who lives in Tampico, Mexico but is visiting, decided to fill the bathtub when we had water. She said it was just a precaution based on her experience. I scoffed at that to myself: This is the USA, this city won’t run out of water. No way, no how. Wrong, way and how. Now they are scrounging for water to run dialysis machines and other serious needs. Fires, tough luck.



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Re: -4 in SW Arkansas with no electricity
Posted by: Michael
Date: February 16, 2021 10:15AM
Probably too late for this blast, but we got one of these (before they were dual fuel) and have used it about every 2-3 years for a couple of days. It's saved us a lot food, kept the lights on so we could read and also allowed us to run the fan on the fireplace to stay warm: [www.homedepot.com]
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Re: -4 in SW Arkansas with no electricity
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: February 16, 2021 10:39AM
Texas had to idle a bunch of their windfarms because they were getting covered in ice. They didn't anticipate needing to de-ice the turbines. That has put a strain on the electrical grid. To supplement the electrical grid, "peaker" natural gas plants were installed. However, with temps plummeting, the gas is being diverted to homes that need heat more than lights. Unfortunately, half the homes in TX use electricity for heat, so they're robbing Peter to pay Paul.



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Re: -4 in SW Arkansas with no electricity
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: February 16, 2021 10:43AM
How do you lose food in a freeze? Just put everything on the porch and you are good.



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Re: -4 in SW Arkansas with no electricity
Posted by: mattkime
Date: February 16, 2021 11:10AM
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They didn't anticipate needing to de-ice the turbines.

Dumb choice.



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Re: -4 in SW Arkansas with no electricity
Posted by: mikebw
Date: February 16, 2021 11:54AM
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Ombligo
How do you lose food in a freeze? Just put everything on the porch and you are good.

Have done this, would recommend. Keep perishables out of the sun/away from animals and be careful about fluids in glass jars.
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Re: -4 in SW Arkansas with no electricity
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: February 16, 2021 12:05PM
Well, it will be 25 in a hour or two and no more snow until tonight. We've been having rolling blackouts so if we don't get freezing rain, we should be OK.
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Re: -4 in SW Arkansas with no electricity
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: February 16, 2021 12:06PM
If it is above zero our beverage storage is outdoors.



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Re: -4 in SW Arkansas with no electricity
Posted by: Ammo
Date: February 16, 2021 12:40PM
There are quite a few gallons of water in a tank water heater. confused smiley



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Re: -4 in SW Arkansas with no electricity
Posted by: testcase
Date: February 16, 2021 10:32PM
23ºF here in Greeneville, TN right now. I'm snug & cozy in my RV. My location is east and south of the really bad weather. Where everyone else got snow & ice, I got rain.
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Re: -4 in SW Arkansas with no electricity
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 17, 2021 01:30PM
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ztirffritz
Texas had to idle a bunch of their windfarms because they were getting covered in ice. They didn't anticipate needing to de-ice the turbines. That has put a strain on the electrical grid. To supplement the electrical grid, "peaker" natural gas plants were installed. However, with temps plummeting, the gas is being diverted to homes that need heat more than lights. Unfortunately, half the homes in TX use electricity for heat, so they're robbing Peter to pay Paul.

And here in Texas the natural gas has water in it which is freezing.



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